Monday, October 27, 2014

Can Children Get Too Much Excercise?

 


I chose this article because while learning about physical health in class, we talked about how teenagers should get at least 15 minutes of exercise everyday to help stay healthy. However, we did not discuss the effects of too much exercise. I play on multiple sports teams at a time so I was curious to find out how much exercise is really too much. This article recommends no more than five days a week of a sport with two months off every year. This is far less than the amount of time that I play sports every week which puts me at risk of overuse injuries. However, sports are important to me so I will continue to play too much despite what this article says. Do you agree that there should be a limit to how much a person should exercise? Or that it is fine as long as they take some time to rest every once in a while?

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  1. When it comes to exercising more than normal, aches and pains can seem short term. Stretching, icing, and a little rest may solve the problem for a while, but if you continue to overuse that muscle or limb or whatever it is, long term issues may arise in the future. If a child exercises too much more than what is recommended, the parent should limit their exercise in order to prevent long term problems and injuries. Even when they might want their child to work as hard as possible, sometimes they need to let them take it easy.

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    1. I agree with Jenna that a rest every once in a while is necessary to help a child avoid injuries. I also agree that resting for a little bit will not completely solve any problems for the long term. A little rest is definitely better than no rest and the little aches and pains are just things that come along with being an athlete.

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  2. I feel that as long as your body feels good and you are taking proper precautions to keep healthy then you should be able to exercise as much as you want. There obviously is a problem if someone does nothing but exercise but if they aren't developing problems then it should be up to them.

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  3. I agree with Vince because it is normal for teens to engage in multiple sports because they enjoy it. However, you need to take the required amount of rest time to avoid certain injuries so your body can remain healthy. Too much exercise is bad because then it's all a person is doing and worrying about. They start to focus more on their physical image than their food intake to keep them healthy internally.

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  4. I do think that there is a limit, however it varies greatly from one person to another, depending on how much a person is capable of constantly exercising. If a person is over-exercising because they are hoping to lose weight in a very short period of time, it is not an ideal way to remain healthy.

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  5. I agree with this article in the sense that overexertion is definitely possible for teens. A gymnast I knew in middle school told me that he had the bones of someone in their 50's because of all the physical strain he was putting on his body through gymnastics. I think that it's really important for teens to recognize that there is a limit to their abilities and that eventually too much exercise is detrimental and no longer helpful.

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  6. I agree with this article because I have personal experience in this area. Do to six day practices out of the seven days, I tore muscles in my chest making is hard for to exercises for a long period of time. I believe athletes and their coaches read this article so they don't injure themselves or their players.

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  7. I do agree with this article about how teens should get a good amount of exercise per week, but have a rest period to regenerate their bodies. Overdoing exercise can cause emotional and stress problems leading to more severe issues to your body. Exercising is healthy for you, but there are limits to working out. Having you get a disease or dysfunction in your body is not worth it. Taking a day or two to resxt up is essential in having a healthy body.

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  8. I don't find it hard to believe that exercising too much can lead to injury. It is definitely very important not to overuse the same muscle groups every day. I think different forms of exercise are more damaging than others. For example, if you lifted weights every day and worked the same muscle group every day, your muscle would tear over and over without having time to heal again, and that would be very bad for you. However, if you make sure you aren't constantly overworking the same muscles, it would be much safer.

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  9. This article actually really shocks me. I never really heard of getting to much exercise, but I agree with Vince. As long as your body feels good, you should be fine. I constantly exercise because of my dedication to the sport I play and also for preparation for college. I never think there is enough that I could do. Although, sometimes I wish this could be looked into and took into consideration becasue a resting period would sound great but to athletes there's never really any such thing as resting. I guess too much exercise could be unhealthy in the sleeping area, because most athletes are sleep deprived due to the ammount of exercise along with other stuff they put in every day.

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  10. I definitely agree with that too much exercise can cause harm to the body because when we exercise we are breaking the muscles in our body and there needs to be a rest period for our body to recuperate. I feel that if you take the proper precautions you can work out as much as you want, there should be no set limit to how much you can workout

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